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“Bad Idea” Week – Quotes From The Book

Day 3 of “Bad Idea” week and it’s all about the quotables.  There are so many nuggets in this book…about life, love, comic books!  :)

These are in no particular order and kinda all over the place…but enjoy!


FROM Damon Suede’s “BAD IDEA”: 

“That’s why you itch and sneeze. You’re allergic to phoniness.”  

“All I mean is that you shouldn’t postpone joy. It’s a trap.” Silas squeezed Trip’s knee. “Always be working on at least one thing you’d be jealous of.”

“you need a nice mensch-y boyfriend instead of some cocksink. …A sexy mensch is a rare beast. Like a purple unicorn.” 

“You’re not a freak. You are a- lone. You been by yourself for so long, you expect everyone to play by rules you made up in your head”

“Art is important, but importance is not.” 

“Never make a permanent mistake to solve a temporary problem.”

“If you love life, life will love you back” 

“You just find something you would die for and live for it instead. Okay?”

“You can’t lose what you never had, you can’t keep what’s not yours, and you can’t hold on to something that doesn’t want to stay.” 

“Sometimes the worst idea in the world is the best option you’ve got.”

“Maybe that’s what being a couple meant: not that you were brave for each other, but that you could let someone be scared or damaged without judging them. Sharing monsters. Knowing theirs, giving them yours.”

“Life can never be mint-on-card… everything dry and clean and perfect. Boxed forever. No dings, no dents.”

“For the record: you’re not bisexual, you’re a sociopath.” 

“Please, Silas. Let me love you. We already did the hard stuff. Please…The rest is easy.”

“You make me braver than I’ve ever been in my life. Please don’t give up on me…’Cause I’m not afraid of anything but that.” 

“I love being rescued. It’s fucking addictive. ’Kay? But every once in a while I’d like to return the favor.”

“Hey, we don’t stop growing up, right? I mean, it’s not like one day you throw a switch and you’re an adult just ’cause you’re taller and you have pubes.”

The best villain is the thing that proves your hero wrong. Whatever murders hope.

“I try to do something terrifying every day. Keeps my heart on its toes.”
Trip chuckled. “Your heart has toes?”
“Maybe. It runs around enough.” 

“Having a kid is like having your heart walking around outside your body for the rest of your life.”

And here are 2 longer excerpts that I just loved…

All at once, Trip wanted the whole future with Silas like a kaleidoscope jumble… all at once, afraid of nothing, side by side, walking forward. All at once. He wanted them naked and sweaty. He wanted them dancing in suits. He wanted to share dinner with their families at one long table. He wanted to hold hands on the Brooklyn Bridge. He wanted to sing at the top of their lungs on a road trip to Cape Cod. He wanted to feel, with lazy fingers, his semen leaking out of Silas. He wanted them drunk in matching costumes at Comic-Con. He wanted to draw and laugh and be unafraid out in the world with everyone watching, for once. He wanted to curl up with Silas in their warm bed, kissing his face… his sweet, scruffy, sleeping face… but lightly, so he wouldn’t wake.

“I missed you. Not like, gosh-I-wonder-what-Trip-is-doing missed you. I mean I actually started to feel like I’d survived some horrible amputation and part of me had been hacked off and lost in a haunted warzone being gnawed by the walking dead. I missed you because you were missing. I actually spent weeks trying to imagine what you were doing at any given moment… obsessing, really.” He didn’t wipe his wet cheeks. “Trip must be seeing the new Superman this weekend. I wonder if Trip’s asleep. I wish I could swallow Trip’s load right this second. Trip needs to stop and eat now, something not dyed or in plastic. I even went to watch the Big Dog office doors a couple of times, like the Little Match Queer, when I knew you had pages due, just to make sure you were okay, but then you… I dunno: vanished.”



4656955Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America, and escaped as soon as it was legal. Having lived all over, he’s earned his crust as a model, a messenger, a promoter, a programmer, a sculptor, a singer, a stripper, a bookkeeper, a bartender, a techie, a teacher, a director… but writing has ever been his bread and butter.

Though new to gay romance, Damon has been a full-time writer for print, stage, and screen for two decades. He has won some awards, but counts his blessings more often: his amazing friends, his demented family, his beautiful husband, his loyal fans, and his silly, stern, seductive Muse who keeps whispering in his ear, year after year. Get in touch with him at DamonSuede.com.


Enter to win a paperback copy of “Bad Idea” signed by DAMON SUEDE himself AND the e-book version (your format of choice) as well!  LEAVE A COMMENT in each day’s post during “Bad Idea Week”.   Every day you comment is another chance to win!  GOOD LUCK! (winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, October 28th)

16 comments on ““Bad Idea” Week – Quotes From The Book

  1. Allison
    October 23, 2013

    The excerpts are beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway.


  2. Kim W
    October 23, 2013

    Count me in for the giveaway.


  3. Carolyn
    October 23, 2013

    There is just something about the way Damon Suede puts words together to form sentences, to form paragraphs, to form chapters, to make a whole wonderful story that never quite leaves my brain.


    • Damon Suede
      October 23, 2013

      Thank you so much, Carolyn! What a beautiful thing to say. <3


      • Carolyn
        October 24, 2013

        You’re welcome, Damon. Thank you truly for this reply, which means so much to me, but more so for all your words you share in your stories. They are beautiful and funny and intelligent, and my heart is left in the same condition as my brain, never quite the same.


  4. Mandy
    October 23, 2013

    Fun! Please count me in. :)


  5. Christine J.
    October 23, 2013

    So, so lovely!!! Can’t wait to read this book.


  6. Trix
    October 23, 2013

    Damon always has such great turns of phrase–can’t wait!


  7. Tiny Tina
    October 23, 2013

    Beautiful. These quotes are beautiful. Damon definitely has a unique way with words. Just can’t wait to read this book and these quotes make it harder to wait!!


  8. loederkoninginkatinka
    October 23, 2013

    “Damon Suede grew up out-n-proud deep in the anus of right-wing America”

    HAHAHAA. I die. Now I must read this book.


  9. Alison Tideswell
    October 23, 2013

    I am reading Bad Idea at the moment and loving it! Thanks for the recommendation:)


  10. Purple
    October 23, 2013

    “I love being rescued. It’s fucking addictive. ’Kay? But every once in a while I’d like to return the favor.”- my favorite of the above :). Can’t wait to read it!

    Thanks for sharing!


  11. jenf27
    October 23, 2013

    Thanks for the wonderful quotes! (And the giveaway.) My two favs were:

    “Sometimes the worst idea in the world is the best option you’ve got.”

    “For the record: you’re not bisexual, you’re a sociopath.”


  12. Thanks for the excerpt!


  13. Ashley E
    October 24, 2013

    People are right for calling this book quotable! Wow, some great ones in there.


  14. Jenni
    October 25, 2013

    “Having a kid is like having your heart walking around outside your body for the rest of your life.”

    As a mom of two, I so relate. This was one of my favorite lines in the book. Well, this and, like, all the sexy time lines. Ahem.


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